Saturday, 21 December 2013

Starry Night

Hi everybody!
Hope you are having a good week. I am not able to share my swap tags today, as they have not yet arrived here - perhaps they are taking the scenic route....I will post them as soon as they come!

 Our theme this week is 'starry skies'. I thought of Van Gogh straightaway, and decided to do something in his style, at least a pale imitation of it. I had a square of paper painted with dark blues left over from last week, so went to work, and drew a similar picture freehanded, putting in some of the elements VG uses. I used black ink, pastels, felt pens and a fine, white highlighter. Then I could have kicked myself in the butt, because I remembered it should be a TAG! So, I hacked it into three pieces, mounted them onto gold card, and made a triptych 'starry night'.


 

 


As I write this the stars are twinkling above me, and the moon is shining bright - very fitting!

Have a good week, take care, and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Valerie

12 comments:

  1. I love it as a triptych Valerie! The inky colour and the stitching looks wonderful. I hope your Christmas is full of joy.

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  2. This is gorgeous Val, and very appropriate for starry skies. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Amazing set of tags Valerie and so clever to think of the idea.

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Stunning tags, the colours are so beautiful... Love the designs... Merry Christmas & A Blessed 2014...Hugs May x x x

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  5. Very nice-- like the gold background!

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  6. These are gorgeous tags, Val, very unusual. Hugs, Barb

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  7. I LOVE your miniature painting and the brilliant way in which you transformed it into a triptych. Van Gogh would be proud of you. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Valerie these are simply brilliant and so beautiful. well done. xo

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  9. Fabulous picture Valerie - even more fabulous tryptych :o))

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  10. I chuckled after I read your post. It worked fabulously in three parts! Love your art. Great tribute to Van Gogh!

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  11. Brilliant work... Love it! Hugs May x x x

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  12. Wow! stunning tiny works of art - I love them! :o)

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